3 days in Ankeny & Kansas City Itinerary

3 days in Ankeny & Kansas City Itinerary

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3 days in Ankeny & Kansas City Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Drive:  30​min
1
Ankeny
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Kansas City
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
End: Des Moines

1
day
Ankeny

Ankeny ©
Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at 515 Brewing Company, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ankeny online trip maker .

Des Moines to Ankeny is an approximately half hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Ankeny

Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company, 515 Brewing Company
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515 Brewing Company ©
515 Brewing Company
Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company ©
Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, then take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll through Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ankeny to Kansas City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, Kansas City is a bit warmer than Ankeny - with highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Overland Park
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Country Club Plaza ©
Country Club Plaza
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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